An officiant, or celebrant, leads funeral services, saying prayers and delivering eulogies. In secural funeral and memorial services funeral directors often act as officiants; while relgious funerals are typically lead by a family's chosen clergy. You can also hire a non-denominational life-cycle officiant to help design and lead a personalized funeral or memorial ceremony for your loved one.
In general, officiants can be divided into two main categories:
1.) Clergy, who are religiously oriented such as rabbis and pastors
2.) Non-denominational or secular officiants, also called celebrants or life-cycle celebrants
Finding the right officiant or celebrant for your funeral, memorial, or celebration of life doesn't have to be difficult. Funerals360 contains a marketplace with professionals who can design a personal and meaningful ceremony for you or your loved one. Get started by searching for officiants near you.